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Old 09-30-2010, 12:29 PM
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Default H&R Topper firing pin trouble

Howdy all,
I've got a topper built around 82-83, i bought it second hand from a fellow on another board.I began having light strike issues about 100 rds ago, maybe every 2 dozen shots, which has progressed to the issue at hand: After firing I made a move to eject the shell, but the barrel was caught up on the firing pin. In other words, the firing pin was protruding from the breachface and contacting the top of the barrel/chamber. I was able to depress it with a key, and eject the shell. I reloaded and it again fired, with the same result.

now, I have removed the forend and barrel, and am able to shake out the firing pin about 1/4'', it stays there until i depress it with my finger, during which i experience no resistance.

I figured it was either a broken firing pin or a spring is damaged. I can't really open the thing up as it does not lend itself well to disassembly (requires slave pins, pressing, etc.) and I'd rather not have a hot mess to deal with.

So any advice? maybe educate me before i head to a gunsmith?

Edit: looked at a numrich schematic, looks like part #13 (firing pin spring) is the culprit, so the next step is disassembly/reassembly

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Old 09-30-2010, 1:09 PM
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If the firing pin is protuding out and the Chamber is empty you can use a wooden dowel or cleaning rod to try and push the firing pin back in so you can open the weapon. Once open it needs to go to a gun smith or to Remington as they now own that company.
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